Brisbane Roar Youth have fallen to Conference A leaders Melbourne City in Fridays afternoon's Foxtel NYL clash at Lanham Park.
A goal in the shadows of half-time to City defender Dylan Pierias handed the visitors the lead before two strikes in the second stanza saw the visitors run out 3-0 victors.
The Young Roar weren't without their chances throughout the match with their best period coming in the opening stages of the second half.
The hosts' best chance fell to Bryce Bafford shortly after the hour mark with the young attacker denied by a strong arm from City keeper James Delianov.
The Young Roar’s next Foxtel NYL fixture is away against Melbourne Victory next Sunday, 7 January.
STORY OF THE GAME
- Shannon Brady made his first competitive appearance of season 2017/18, playing 45 minutes in the Young Roar attack.
- The hosts' defence refused to be out-muscled by the visitors, with central defender Aaron Reardon making a number of crucial and strong tackles.
- Bryce Bafford was lively in attack with the hosts' best chance falling to his feet in the second half.
- The Roar sit third in Foxtel NYL Conference A with two wins from five games.
Melbourne City Youth - Pierias 40' - 0-1
Dylan Pierias finds space to shoot from the edge of the area and slides a shot into the bottom-right corner.
Melbourne City Youth - Bates 62' - 0-2
Zachary Bates charges towards the area, beating a defender before finishing calmly into the bottom corner.
Melbourne City Youth - Derrick 83' - 0-3
The Young Roar hand over possession cheaply in defence before Lucas Derrick side-foots the ball into the top right corner.
Foxtel National Youth League: Round 6 - Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
Lanham Park, Grange
Friday, 29 December
Brisbane Roar 0
Melbourne City 3 (Pierias 40', Bates 62', Derrick 83')